Jeremy Irons – at ‘The Half’

The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage
by Simon Annand

For 25 years actors have given Simon Annand unprecedented access to photograph them during the thirty minutes before curtain up, known as ‘the half’. These rare images show the myriad ways actors focus for the performance ahead and offer a dazzling gallery of our most celebrated actors.

In 2008, Annand’s photographs from The Half were part of an exhibit at the National Theatre in London from September 22 to November 9.

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Interview and photos from 2009 Art Film Fest

In June 2009, Jeremy Irons was in Czechoslovakia to attend the Art Film Ffest in Trencianske Teplice and to accept the Actor’s Mission Award.

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Here’s an article from iDNEZ.cz (awkwardly translated from Czech by Google): Source

July 26, 2009 8:12

“People prefer their dark side hidden,” says British actor Jeremy Irons.  But apparently his work has always enjoyed the most.  In late June he came to Slovakia and the Art Film Fest in Trenčianske Teplice took the actor prize mission.

Charismatic British actor Jeremy Irons made his debut in 1980 in the film Russian ballet dancer Nijinsky.  The film combines, in which he starred with Robert De Niro, his six years later earned a Golden Globe nomination.  Yet appeared last year in continuation of the Pink Panther.

In London the Duke of Yorks Theatre, you played the game of Christopher Hampton  and passion based on the novel written by Sándor Márai. Did you know that Marai was born in Slovakia?
But died in America. You probably would not return before you will be democracy, right?  It’s a beautiful book.  I read it several years before I performed in that game. The character should be played by older players, but has so many monologues, that they would probably have problems.

Marai wrote this novel, that every great passion is hopeless, otherwise it was just a barter lukewarm interest.
Some truth to it will be.  People looking for an impossible dream. It is very hard to maintain passion when it is permitted.

Often you receive characters deceivers, but also gay.
It’s more coincidence.  As an actor, doing characters that we offer.

Jeremy Irons

. Have performed even mysterious, to the horror genre. Do you own the dark side?
We all have sites that are trying to hide from others.  Now you as an actor but I always attract, positive characters interest me.  Still, I believe that movies, where I worked, the results are positive. I try to live fully, to explore the lives of most.

When you’re in the movie Mission climbed a waterfall, it looked rather dangerous. It was so in reality?
I think it was, even though the corner waiting for rock climbers, who would catch me when I slipped.  As an actor and director, I love looking for a job that attracts me and tested.

The biopic of American painter Georgia O’Keeffe play her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. He allegedly said that a photograph is not art and that artists can be a shoemaker.
It is not, as even the image is automatically art. Umělecké dílo musí komunikovat. Artwork must communicate.  They are painters and artists.  Indeed, most collectors of contemporary art is more about investing.

And the film is still business.
Sure.  I do not know if I ever make a movie that is a work of art.  Can be an art book, or music?  I’m not sure.

You play the harmonica and the violin, what music means to you?
I think it has magical powers. I recently saw Leonard Cohen.  Created an atmosphere at the concert, which hardly reach any other way.  Music will touch you, reminding you to some long-forgotten feeling.

How do you work with your voice?
Not realize it, it’s just a sound, which I try to speak.  If you want to reproduce the feeling of acting, you have to concentrate on ideas, not to vote.  Good players are trying to get into the heads of Mozart.  Bad players play only the notes.

Often you occupy the roles of people from high society.
Yet I am not an aristocrat, I am middle class like you, I was tall and good to me sits dress. That is all.

How did you get to work on the film Power of the Powerless, which tells the story of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia?
Often they want me to record comments on the various documents.  I worked briefly in Prague, I have several Czech friends who had emigrated after 1968, but with Czech dissidents was.  He called me from a purely professional reasons and I took it like that.  I think this movie is well done and that it seeks to address the issue honestly.

British perceptions of Central Europe still a bit Kafkaesque?
Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes - The Merchant of Venice I like that I do not see Europe, but the tourism industry is to many Eastern European countries similarly open. Behind the Iron Curtain, we saw only a black space where there is poverty and where they do not travel.  When I was filming in Romania, I saw the beautiful buildings that remained there from the 19th století. century.  Although today most of them devastated, I believe that there once life returns.

I know about you that we support a free Tibet …
It seems that nobody wants Tibet to do anything. All Western countries want to trade with China.  And the Chinese do the same thing, what did the Russians – they make about their country’s security buffers.

You have also donated money to the charity that promotes yoga in prison. Why?
It’s simple. . Everywhere in the world, an increasing number of people who are leaving the prison worse than when they went into it.  In prison he spends a lot of time with yourself, yoga and meditation can help them physically and mentally stronger, overcome anger.  But in many prisons, he thinks that yoga is the last thing we need to prisoners. Similarly, some governments believe that art is the last thing you need
myslet. think.

Practicing yoga and yourself?
No, but I have meditated for many years.

What do you mean admiration by women? Even at a festival in Teplice Trenčianske you gave a lot of signatures.
This signing was a little bored, but I’m flattered.  I think people are not interested either way I do, but rather my characters, which are to be aligned.  If I went somewhere and nobody would have cared about me, it would mean that I’m doing my job well.

Sometimes call the former partners or film, how to?
I do not do it often, but when I was in New York, I met with Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.  When I was last in Italy, we have seen with Ornela Mutti, France is trying to find Fanny Ardant and Juliette Binoche.

They’re just a professional relationship?
No, it is often the friendship.

And something more?
If so, would I say? (Laughs)

Authors:

  • Zuzana Uličianska, , editor of the daily SME

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‘The Borgias’ filming at Korda Studios

‘The Borgias’ will be filmed at the Korda Film Studios in Etyek, Hungary – 18 miles west of Budapest.

Korda Studios is happy to welcome the cast and crew of Showtime’s next large-scale new TV mini-series, ‘The Borgias’. The Canadian-Irish-Hungarian co-production will be working at Korda Studios, making use of numerous stages and a large portion of the extensive backlot set. Principal photography will begin in the summer.

Jeremy Irons paused to sign a couple of autographs in Budapest:

Jeremy Irons signs autographs in Budapest, Hungary
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Visit the Korda Studio’s website for more information, including a virtual tour of the studio complex, dressing rooms, hair and make-up rooms, offices, catering, etc.

Here’s a photo of sets being built on the backlot for ‘The Borgias’.


Photo from etyeknet.hu

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Max Irons in L’Uomo Vogue

Max Irons is featured in an article and photo spread in the July/August 2010 issue of L’Uomo Vogue.

http://www.vogue.it/en/magazine/l-uomo-vogue/2010/07/max-irons

At 24, the son of the famous English actor Jeremy is ready for his début

Jeremy Irons‘ 24 year-old son, Maximilian, known as Max, is almost a newcomer to the silver screen.

His curriculum to date: three years of acting school, an appearance of just a few seconds in István Szabo’s Being Julia, a small part in Dorian Gray by Oliver Parker and two (equally small) parts in the theatre, in Mike Poulton’s Wallenstein last summer at the Minerva in Chichester and in Artist Descending a Staircase last December at the Old Red Lion in London.

Now his big chance comes from director Catherine Hardwicke who chose Robert Pattinson for Twilight, launching into the stratosphere a young English actor who, until then, could only boast a few appearances in the saga of Harry Potter.

Now it is Max’s turn, together with Shiloh Fernandez (a 25 year old American the director had already taken into consideration for the lead role in Twilight).  He has been chosen for the cast of a new project entitled Red Riding Hood, a Gothic horror rereading of the story of Little Red Riding Hood which will probably appear in American cinemas in April next year.

(In the picture: Max Irons. Trench Kenzo Homme; turtleneck Paul Smith)

Fabia di Drusco, from L’Uomo Vogue, July/August 2010 (n. 412), p. 342 – 347

Published:
07/15/2010

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Georgia O’Keeffe receives Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Joan Allen as Georgia O’Keeffe

Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Stephen Altman, Production Designer
John Bucklin, Supervising Art Director
Helen Britten, Set Decorator

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
David Rubin, CSA, Casting by
Richard Hicks, CSA, Casting by
Angelique Midthunder, Location Casting by

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Michael Dennison, Costume Designer
Frances Vega, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic
Special

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Bob Balaban, Director

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Enid Arias, Department Head Hairstylist
Geordie Sheffer, Personal Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie
(Non-Prosthetic)

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Dorothy Pearl, Department Head Makeup Artist
Kelley Gore Jefferson, Personal Makeup Artist

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime • Sony Pictures
Television for Lifetime Television
Jeff Beal, Music by

Jeremy Irons joins the cast of ‘Margin Call’

6 July 2010

New movie project for Jeremy!

Jeremy Irons is the final piece of an impressive cast for Margin Call, the indie film by director JC Chandor that is shooting in New York City.

Irons is the chief executive of a financial firm in a 24-hour period during the first signs of the near collapse on Wall Street. Irons joins Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci and Mary McDonnell.

Chandor wrote the script, and Quinto is producing with his Before The Door Pictures partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa, and Benaroya Pictures’ Michael Benaroya and Robert Ogden Barnum and Joe Jenckes. Myriad Pictures is selling international territories on the film, with Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico exec producing.

The film is three weeks into its shoot in New York City.

Cast

Kevin Spacey Sam Rogers
Paul Bettany Will Emerson
Zachary Quinto Peter Sullivan
Simon Baker Jared Cohen
Penn Badgley Seth Bregman
Demi Moore Sarah Robertson
Stanley Tucci Eric Dale
Mary McDonnell Mary Rogers

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Old Vic Summer Fundraiser – new photos!

Summer fundraising party for The Old Vic Theatre at Battersea Power Station
London, England – 01.07.10

Paul McCartney performed at the event which raised money for Old Vic & Meat Free Mondays.

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New photos of Jeremy at the Bristol Old Vic

All photos from gallers74′s photostream on flickr:

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